WELCOME TO STA 64
St. Thomas Aquinas Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 64 places a strong emphasis on the boy’s duty to God, developing character, instilling good citizenship, and encouraging the boys to become more fit – physically, mentally, and morally. STA 64 offers the traditional Scouting experience and believes in our scouts, their ability to succeed and build relationships with the community. Since 1910, The Boy Scouts Of America has been enriching the lives of young men and families nationwide, playing a vital role in developing a Scouts sense of structure, self-confidence, goal-setting abilities, and sense of adventure.
The Scouting experience is divided into five programs according to age and activities: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring. Scouting encompasses a variety of activities, everything from camping and soccer to Supernova STEM studies and the 10 Commandments. Scouting offers something interesting for every Scout.
STA 64 is proud to offer the Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop experiences. STA 64 is chartered by St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. As part of the Sonoran Sunset District, we belong to the Grand Canyon Council.
The Cub Scouts program can be extremely rewarding for the boys in the program, as well as the whole family. Scouts start with their very best “right now” selves and grow into their very best “future” selves. Scouting offers fun, hands-on learning and achievements that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.
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The Boy Scouts program offers a variety of ways to learn and grow. Whether it’s a rank advancement, merit badge or one of the many other individual awards, there’s plenty for you to set your sights on. The Boy Scout program is based on boy lead leadership and the patrol method. Scouts learn respect for himself and others, how to be a good role model and the importance of being self-efficient and independent. Those who have earned the Eagle Scout rank count it among their most treasured achievements.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Scouting is adventure, fun, and hands-on learning. Each achievement a Scout earns, prepares the Scout for life.
As Cub Scouts, boys go camping, hiking, make and race model cars, go on field trips, participate in community service projects, and learn about nature and conservation. Cub Scouts earn rewards when an accomplishment or new skill is completed.
As Boy Scouts, boys expand on the foundation they’ve built in Cub Scouts: trying new things, attending Scout camp, going on longer hikes and explorations, and continuing their community service projects. Boy Scouts make rank and earn merit badges for their accomplishments.
Who Can Join Cub Scouts?
Boys in the first through fifth grades, or age 7 to 10 years old, may be eligible to join the Cub Scout program. Boys older than 10, or who have completed the fifth grade, can no longer join Cub Scouting, but may be eligible for Boy Scouts.
Who can join Boy Scouts?
Boys who are 11 years old, or completed the fifth grade, or who has earned the Arrow of Light Award and is at least 10 years old, but is not yet 18 years old, may be eligible to join the Boy Scouting program.
Who can volunteer?
Parents involvement in scouting sends the message to their boys that scouting is important. The success of the Packs and Troops depends on adult. Adults can help by assisting Scouts as leadership or by helping Scouts directly with activities and events.
Anyone interested in joining either our Cub Scout or Boy Scout program is encouraged to attend a meeting to see if STA64 is a good fit for you.
STA64 meets on Sundays at 3:00 P.M.
To join, simply download the appropriate applications, and return the forms to your Cub or Scoutmaster, who will explain the next steps, registration and dues.
THE BOY SCOUT LAW
Both the Cub Scouts and The Boy Scouts live by the Boy Scout Law. The Scout Law consists of twelve points intended to guide the behavior and decisions of scouts and scouters. A Scout tries to live up to the Law everyday. The Scout Law is:
The meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
Robert Baden Powell
THE BOY SCOUT OATH
On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
THE BOY SCOUT MOTTO
In 1907, Baden-Powell, an English soldier, devised the Scout motto: Be Prepared.
THE BOY SCOUT OUTDOOR CODE
As an American, I will do my best to –
Be clean in my outdoor manners.
Be careful with fire.
Be considerate in the outdoors.
Be conservation minded.
The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.
Robert Baden Powell
Be in the know!
This is a fantastic opportunity to see what Troop 64 is planning to accomplish, the community service they provide and how you can participate and support Scouting.
Tom’s Thumb 2020
In January 2020, Troop 64 hiked Tom's Thumb. Tom's Thumb is part of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, north of the McDowell mountains. Located in Scottsdale, but seen from across the valley, the
Canoeing and Kayaking 2020
Various rank requirements include learning about paddle sports. The Senior Patrol Leaders have spent the month using the EDGE method, training Scouts about life jackets, the types of paddle sports, the parts of
Express yourself and show your support for scouting!
Express yourself and show your support for scouting! The annual fee for a Boy Scouts of Arizona specialty license plate is $25. The Grand Canyon Council will receive $17 of the
BSA Arizona Tax Credit
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, previously known as the Working Poor Tax Credit, allows you to donate to a qualifying charitable organizations such as Grand Canyon Council, BSA Outreach, LLC. For you
- 4′ x 8′ Cargo Trailer
- Spar Pioneering Poles
As Troop 64 continues to grow, so does our need for equipment in order to continue to provide community service and to achieve a variety of activites, such as camping and hiking. If you’d like to support Troop 64 with a donation or item, please contact us. We are always in need of donations of new or in good condition items. Troop 64 is grateful for your consideration.
DISTRICT ROUND TABLE
2020: THE YEAR TO “JUST CONNECT”
The Sonoran Sunset District Roundtable is held the first Thursday of each month. Roundtables create awareness of events and excitement for activities unit leaders use to strengthen the program their unit offers. Roundtables provide unit leaders:
An opportunity to receive information
An opportunity to deliver information
An opportunity for ongoing program training
An opportunity for networking
Time: 7 PM-8PM
Location: All Saints of the Desert, 9502 W Hutton Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351a